DAMASCUS, Syria, The Syrian army has recaptured an estimated 1,800 square km of areas from the Daesh, in eastern Syria, near the Iraqi border, the Syrian army said, in a statement, Sunday.

The statement said, the Syrian army and its allies have carried out a precise military operation against the Daesh-held pockets, in the eastern province of Deir al-Zour.

The captured areas are in the eastern countryside of Deir al-Zour, west of the city of al-Bukamal, near the Iraqi border, according to the report. This is part of the wide-scale military offensive by the Syrian army, in the Syrian desert region in eastern Syria, where the army captured large swathes of territories in recent days.

On Jun 20, local media said, the Syrian army wrested control over 4,500 square km of areas, after battles with the Daesh in the countryside of Deir al-Zour, the central province of Homs and the south of the capital Damascus.

Most of the recaptured areas are in the Syrian desert, where the Daesh controls several pockets.

The military operation is part of the Syrian army’s resolve, to eliminate the threat of the Daesh and secure more areas near the Syrian-Iraqi border.

The Daesh has lost control of key areas last year, to the Syrian army and the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, in the northern province of Raqqa and Deir al-Zour.

Source: Nam News Network

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DAMASCUS, Syria, The Syrian army has recaptured an estimated 1,800 square km of areas from the Daesh, in eastern Syria, near the Iraqi border, the Syrian army said, in a statement, Sunday.The statement said, the Syrian army and its allies have carried out a precise military operation against the...